Malaysian diplomat emphasises on students’ extra-curricular activities


KARACHI: Malaysian Consul-General in Karachi, Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman has emphasised on promoting a culture of extra-curricular activities among students as there is no substitute for remaining healthy and for career building.

He was speaking as the chief guest at Beach Luxury Summer Camp here on Monday. Forty students of age group four to fourteen years availed this training camp on swimming and karate. Beach Luxury Hotel General Manager M Azeem Qureshi along with his management team welcomed Malaysian diplomat and his wife, who are already impressed of the hospitality of Karachiites.

The consul-general said the extra-curricular activities have proved to be an effective tool for fitness of body and mental growth among students, including discovering talent.

There is a direct correlation between academic achievements, and participation in extra-curriculum activities and afterschool programmed, he said. About swimming, he said, it builds endurance, muscles strength and cardiovascular fitness along with maintaining healthy weight and healthy heart and lungs.

Malaysian diplomat urged the students to continue extra-curriculum activities as these gave birth to popular players in the world who earned a big name for their countries. Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman said it looked very good to him that like in Malaysia, extra-curricular activities in Pakistan, specially in Karachi, were being held on a large scale and in much organised manner.

He also appreciated the efforts of Beach Luxury Hotel management for promoting extra-curriculum activities. On this occasion, he mentioned, in Malaysia, there were many big tourism avenues and Pakistanis were always welcome to, specially during vacations, Pakistanis could enjoy their stay in Malaysia.

Beach Luxury Hotel’s General Manager M Azeem Qureshi said the summer camp offered fun and unique experience to the children to discover new interests, meet new friends and create memories lasting lifetime.

The participants received training in healthy activities — from swimming to lessons of self-disciple and socialization skills through karate, he said. The participating students were given certificates and gifts by the Malaysian Consul General and his wife.